“I LEARNED HOW HORSES AND HUMANS FEED OFF OF ENERGY AND I LEARNED MORE ABOUT MY TEAMMATES.”
The focus of this half-day event was to help 17 young women practice feeling the energy that surrounds their inner dialogue without making up a story. We can choose to stay present with the emotions that arise, and to ground and breathe as a way to bring ourselves back into our bodies and into the present moment.
“CONSCIOUS BREATHING HAS BEEN HELPFUL WHEN I AM STRESSED OUT TO HELP CALM ME DOWN. IT HAS ALSO BEEN HELPFUL WHEN I’M PLAYING.”
Horses reflect back to us the energy, emotions and stories we are holding in our heads and bodies. Horses live in the present; they feel and act on their feelings in the moment, and then move on. They don’t make up stories to explain their feelings like we do. They demonstrate what we are feeling by their body language.
“IT WAS AMAZING! I LOVED LEADING THE HORSES THROUGH THE OBSTACLE COURSE!”
“I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE THAT WHEN SOMEONE WAS THINKING NEGATIVE THOUGHTS, THE HORSE STOPPED!”
We had a fun, team bonding day together. These young women were visibly more relaxed with each other and inspired by their experiences as they interacted with the horses, dogs, and of course, Shrek the Donkey.